Asus ROG laptop internal WIFI network adapter not showing up as connected.

krisfire

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I have a Asus ROG GL752VW laptop thats only about a month old. I was installing some adobe products for school and restarted after they were finished installing like they said to do. When the laptop turned back on it wouldn't/couldn't connect to the internet. I went to the device manager and it didn't show the wifi adapter at all only the Ethernet and bluetooth.

I started looking around online of what it could be and saw that windows 10 had some issues like this with different VPNs when upgrading to win 10, the only thing is that this laptop came with win 10 installed.

I'm completely lost on what to do and need the wifi connection for school so I need help ASAP. Thanks in advance.
 
Ah. I see. :)

Wireless adapter not showing up on Windows.

Option 1... Enable Wireless Radio

Check that the wireless radio wasn't accidentally disabled. Most laptops have hard (or soft) buttons to turn on/off the wireless. Check your computers manual (If you weren't given one, check online for one), to find out which buttons are used for this.

Also, you should be able to turn on the wireless settings in BIOS. Restart your laptop and enter BIOS. In BIOS look for the "Network Settings" page. In there enable wireless radio or wireless devices (depending on how it is worded). Now click "Save" and then "Exit".

NOTE: Do be care while in BIOS and don't make any other changes.

Option 2... Fix Wireless Adapter Driver Issues

Wireless driver issues can be the driver is currupt, it is outdated, it is actually missing (was deleted) or it is incompatible with your hardware. There are programs out ther like "OSToto Driver Talent" the can fix the wireless driver issues. That particular program is free, and can check the computer and detect any driver issues. Once it is done, you can "Repair" or "Update" the drivers.

NOTE: Once this is done, and the program is finished, be sure you reboot the laptop.

Driver issues cause most of the hardware problems. And the wireless driver issues include driver

Option 3... Update Router and Adapter Firmware

The firmware could also be outdated. Old firmware can prevent the router/modem from accessing the Internet and effect any/all wireless devices. Be sure you check to see if there are updates to your hardwares firmware.

Option 4... Do a System Restore

If the driver seems to be just gone, or none of the former work, then you may want to try a "System Restore". This will allow you to 'restore' the system back to a date before the problem started. To do this type "System Restore" in the search box. Next choose the "Restore Point" that is dated 'before' the wireless problem started. When prompted, confirm the restore point and then let it do the restore. It can take a little while, so be patient.

Option 5... Add a USB Wireless Adapter

If nothing here has worked, you may need to buy and install a new adapter.
 
Have you tried access the WiFi without going through a VPN? That could be what is giving you flack.

OK I am totally good with VPNs, love me some privacy, but some things don't run correctly through them. Also, some places have set up their internet to block access on VPNs.
 

krisfire

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I wasn't using a VPN I meant the only "solutions" to a problem like mine was to uninstall a VPN thing that didn't play well with Win 10. I don't have one of those so that wasn't the problem lol. I should've been abit clearer.
 
Ah. I see. :)

Wireless adapter not showing up on Windows.

Option 1... Enable Wireless Radio

Check that the wireless radio wasn't accidentally disabled. Most laptops have hard (or soft) buttons to turn on/off the wireless. Check your computers manual (If you weren't given one, check online for one), to find out which buttons are used for this.

Also, you should be able to turn on the wireless settings in BIOS. Restart your laptop and enter BIOS. In BIOS look for the "Network Settings" page. In there enable wireless radio or wireless devices (depending on how it is worded). Now click "Save" and then "Exit".

NOTE: Do be care while in BIOS and don't make any other changes.

Option 2... Fix Wireless Adapter Driver Issues

Wireless driver issues can be the driver is currupt, it is outdated, it is actually missing (was deleted) or it is incompatible with your hardware. There are programs out ther like "OSToto Driver Talent" the can fix the wireless driver issues. That particular program is free, and can check the computer and detect any driver issues. Once it is done, you can "Repair" or "Update" the drivers.

NOTE: Once this is done, and the program is finished, be sure you reboot the laptop.

Driver issues cause most of the hardware problems. And the wireless driver issues include driver

Option 3... Update Router and Adapter Firmware

The firmware could also be outdated. Old firmware can prevent the router/modem from accessing the Internet and effect any/all wireless devices. Be sure you check to see if there are updates to your hardwares firmware.

Option 4... Do a System Restore

If the driver seems to be just gone, or none of the former work, then you may want to try a "System Restore". This will allow you to 'restore' the system back to a date before the problem started. To do this type "System Restore" in the search box. Next choose the "Restore Point" that is dated 'before' the wireless problem started. When prompted, confirm the restore point and then let it do the restore. It can take a little while, so be patient.

Option 5... Add a USB Wireless Adapter

If nothing here has worked, you may need to buy and install a new adapter.
 
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